Intuitive Surgical, Inc. announced the appointment of Sreelakshmi Kolli, executive vice president and chief digital officer at Align Technology, to its board of directors, effective October 27, 2023. Sree has deep expertise in applying technology to transform industries, enable business growth and drive strategy, said Intuitive CEO Gary Guthart. In her current role at Align Technology, Kolli is responsible for leading software, data, enterprise, cloud and infrastructure engineering focused on design and development of Aligns Digital Platform.

She joined the company in 2003 and held positions of increasing responsibility, leading and transforming business operations and engineering platforms. Prior to joining Align Technology, she held technical lead positions with Citadon and Accenture. Kolli is on the board of directors for Zimmer Biomet, serves as chair of Zimmer Biomets Quality, Regulatory &Technology Committee and is a member of its Audit Committee. Kolli has been named Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Timess CIO of the Year for Innovation and Transformation, and one of Silicon Valley Business Journals 100 Women of Influence.

She has served as an external advisor on the Board of Trustees Committee on Information Technology at the University of San Francisco. She is a member of advisory boards for several technology and venture capital companies. She received her masters degree in computer applications from the National Institute of Technology in Trichy, India, and completed Stanfords Executive Program.

With Kollis addition, and as part of Intuitives ongoing board balancing and succession plan, the board of directors will expand to 12 members.